What is INVISALIGN?

Aligners are clear, transparent sequential set of trays that fit snugly onto your teeth and effect tooth movement in stages. Aligners are made using CAD/CAM technology to custom design your smile. So here there is no need for any attachment on the teeth, no need for wires or rubber bands! And they are Invisible! 

Do Aligners really work?

They do! Aligners also provide the same results in alignment as braces

Advantages

  • Latest technology

  • No brackets/wires/rubber bands/attachments on teeth

  • CAD-CAM designed custom-made smile

  • Ability to view the treatment outcome even before starting treatment

  • Virtually invisible/Highly comfortable

  • Removable; hence no food restrictions

  • Easy maintenance

  • Minimal appointments/fewer visits

  • No dental emergencies due to broken wire/bracket

  • Ideal for frequent travelers/overseas patients

Disadvantages

  • The cost of treatment can be high

  • The duration of treatment can be longer than self-ligating braces

  • It may not be preferred in complex tooth movement

  • Not indicated for children


Retainers

What are retainers?

Retainers are used after active orthodontic treatment is completed with braces. Your braces will be removed and retainers will be made which can be fixed or removable. This has to be worn for a minimum of one year.

Why should I wear Retainers?

During active orthodontic treatment with braces, teeth are moved within the bone and can sometimes feel loose during this time. When the alignment is complete, teeth are moved into a new position and has to be stabilized by new bone formation around the tooth. This is the period of retention. Failure to wear retainers will cause the teeth to move back to their original position.

Advantages

  • Retainers prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position.

  • Wearing a retainer can not only straighten teeth but they can improve breathing at night.

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